The Argentina international moved to England over the summer after a drawn-out transfer saga finally reached a merciful conclusion. Lo Celso, who was a revelation for Real Betis in 2018/19 with 16 goals in all competitions, joined Tottenham on a season-long loan with an option to buy.
The Champions League runners-up paid an initial loan fee of £13 million and, should they decide to keep the former PSG youngster, they will have to part with another £34 million – taking the overall price to around £47 million.
It is no secret that compatriot Mauricio Pochettino is a big fan of Lo Celso but his sudden departure, and Mourinho’s subsequent arrival, has raised concerns about what the future holds for the 23-year-old.
The report points out that Lo Celso was left on the bench for both of Mourinho’s first two games in charge, the 3-2 win at West Ham and midweek comeback victory over Olympiacos. And with the former Chelsea boss keen to get the best out of Dele Alli and seemingly getting a tune out of the wantaway Christian Eriksen in the Champions League, it remains to be seen whether Lo Celso has a role in his team.
There are a lot of games and a lot of competitions between now and the end of the season, however, and Lo Celso still has time on his side.
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